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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world

Greek account book from Hermopolis (Middle Egypt), listing institutions dedicated to *Kollouthos (physician and martyr of Antinoopolis, S00641), *Phoibammon (presumably the soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080), and *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033); datable to the beginning of the 7th century.

Evidence ID


Type of Evidence

Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

Documentary texts - Other private document

P.Lond.Copt. I 1077 = BM 1077

τοῦ ἁγου Κολλοθ(ου)

‘of saint Kollouthos’

τοῦ ἁγου Φοιβμμ(ωνος)

‘of saint Phoibammon’

τς γας Μαρας

‘of saint Mary’

(Text and trans. W. E. Crum)

Cult Places

Cult building - unspecified

Places Named after Saint



The papyrus document BM Or. 6048 is kept in the British Museum in London and was dated on palaeographical grounds.


Text and comments:
Crum, W.E., Catalogue of the Coptic Manuscripts in the British Museum (P.Lond.Copt. I) (London, 1905), 452.

Record Created By

Gesa Schenke

Date Last Modified


Related Saint Records
IDNameName in SourceIdentity
S00033Mary, Mother of ChristΜαρίαCertain
S00080Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of AssiutΦοιβάμμ(ων)Uncertain
S00641Kollouthos, physician and martyr of Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt)Κολλοῦθ(ος)Certain

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